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SPROUTS TO OPEN OCT. 24 Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retail ers in the country, announced it will open its Winter Park location Wednesday, Oct. 24. Sprouts currently operates ve stores in Florida and has announced plans to expand, with stores in Clearwater, Deereld Beach, Naples, Oviedo, Riverview, Trinity and Wellington. YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. O bserver WINTER PARK / MAITLAND YOUR TOWN VOLUME 30, NO. 30 TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR Winter Park City Commission ers made a preliminary vote to stay the course with the citys current millage rate, holding the line and setting a tenta tive rate of 4.0923 mills for the Winter Park proposes no millage change The City Commission tentatively set the millage rate at its July 23 meeting. SEE CITY PAGE 6 HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPORTER Maitland residents filled City Hall to debate the long-planned Enzian expansion at a contentious City Council meeting Monday, July 23. For nearly two hours, city council members listened to the debate about the Mait land theaters proposed plan for a 11,500-square-foot theater expansion, 3,706-square-foot administrative office expansion and a 530-square-foot entry walkway. The features that would make up that expansion include two theaters, new restrooms, a concession area and kitchen, and additional parking. The amendment has had a long development history with the city, Maitland leaders introduce Enzian expansion ordinance FREE FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 All that Jazzmyn The long-gestating project took a big step forward at this weeks City Council meeting. Miss Winter Park Jazzmyn Iglesias will be taking on competitors from around the state in the upcoming Miss Florida USA pageant. STORY ON PAGE 4. ARTS & CULTURE Troy Herring Jazzmyn Iglesias will be representing Winter Park in the Miss Florida competition in November. Gigolo: The New Cole Porter Revue takes the stage at The Winter Park Playhouse. 11. SEE ENZIAN PAGE 4 Teen to emcee fashion show Winter Park Highs Kate Bartlett hopes to turn her love of fashion into a career. SEE PAGE 3.


2 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 P R E S E N T E D B Y S P O N S O R E D B Y Come join Centr al Florida Comm unity Ar ts f or fun and aff ordable courses in Winter P ar k and Maitland g eared to w ard adults 60 y ears and ov er! All skill le v els welcome! Sign Up T oday!J ust $30 per eight-w eek cour se! (Tha t s less than $4 per w eek!) Play It Out ActingExpand y our imagination as y ou lear n the basics of stag e acting thr ough the use of impr ovisational g ames r ole-pla ying and script readings Choose betw een: W ednesdays 6:30 8pm Winter P ar k Community Center 21 W Ne w England A v e Winter P ar k, FL 32789 Mondays 10 11:30pm Art & History Museum of Maitland, 231 W P ackw ood A v enue Maitland, FL 32751Feel It, M Feel It, Mo v e It DancingThis intr oductory course is designed to inspire ev en the most self-conscious person to discov er their inner dancer b y moving thr ough the energizing and lyrical rh ythms of the most glorious m usic! Choose betw een: T uesdays 1011:30am Fir st Congr e g ational Chur ch of Winter P ar k, 225 S Interlachen A v e Winter P ar k, FL 32789 F ridays 23:30pm Alle gr o Senior Center 2701 Ho w ell Br anch Rd, Winter P ar k, FL 32792P P ass It On Stor ytellingExpand y our imagination and e xplore y our creativity b y sharing the stories and e xperiences of y our life W e will use pr ompts to help y ou tell classic stories along with both fictional and nonfictional stories Choose betw een: T hur sdays 23:30pm Winter P ar k Public Libr ary 460 E Ne w England A v e Winter P ar k, FL 32789 F ridays 1011:30am Maitland Senior Center 345 Maitland A v e S Maitland, FL 32751 Call 407.937.1800, Ext. 720 or online a t CFCAr ts .com 281190


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 3 272119 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE, MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WONT YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?A documentary about Mister Rogers Fri Sun: 3:30PM, 6:30PM Mon Thurs: 6:30PM YELLOW SUBMARINENew 4K Restoration! Fri Mon: 9:30PM Wed & Thurs: 9:30PMCult Classics: AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED METues: 9:30PMKIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESSSat: 1PMINNERSPACESun: 12:30PMKidFest Film Series:FREE & open to the public! TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITOREver since she was a little girl, Maitland resident and Winter Park High student Kate Bartlett always knew her passion. Whether it was walking around in her mothers high heels or gluing scraps of fabric together to make dresses for her dolls, Bartlett was always fixated on style. The 17-year-olds passion for fashion has led her to a unique opportunity. Bartlett is set to host and emcee the Bloomingdales Teen Back-To-School Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 3, at the Bloomingdales inside The Mall at Millenia. Bartlett even will help with the styling of the outfits, and the fashion show will feature models from the Maile School for image, modeling and acting based in Winter Park. I am beyond excited for this fashion show, and I really hope that it can get girls excited and inspired for back-to-school fashion, Bartlett said. Back-to-school is not always the most fun time for a teenager, but shopping and putting together new outfits to wear always gets me excited. I want girls to feel confident when they walk back into school. Bartletts opportunity can be traced back to her blog, Kate Bartlett Blog, which discusses everything fashion and beauty from outfit ideas to go-to products. She first started the blog in November 2017 and has been adding content ever since. On my blog, I really try and focus on writing about subjects teens can benefit from, Bartlett said. Being a teen myself, I have experienced first-hand girls struggling with how to find their own personal style and express themselves through clothing. My goal is to be able to provide inspiration and advice to these girls on how to dress confidently to express themselves. Another thing I like to emphasize is that dressing well does not have to be expensive, she said. So many people have the misconception that in order to look good, you have to spend loads of money. But I want to show girls that you can dress classy and unique for cheap. Some of my blog posts feature entire outfits for under $50, I once even featured an entire outfit, including shoes, for under $10. Bartlett met the coordinator of the Teen Back-To-School Fashion Show, Bloomingdales Marketing and Special Events Manager Jennifer Bentson, at a Orlando Blogger event hosted by Bloomingdales a few months ago. The two started talking about collaborating on projects, and in the spring, Bartlett partnered with Bloomingdales for a prom promotion, where she blogged about her shopping experience and finding the perfect prom dress. It wasnt long after that Bartlett was asked to host the Teen BackTo-School Fashion Show. It is extremely special for me to be working with Bloomingdales a store that I have loved for years, she said. When I started my blog a few months ago, I had no idea that I would have the chance to collaborate with any major brands, let alone my favorite department store. Bartlett also made sure the fashion show benefited a worthy cause: the BASE Camp Childrens Cancer Foundation, which provides support for children and families fighting cancer and other lifethreatening hematological illnesses. Customers who mention the organization when checking out at Bloomingdales will have 10% of their total purchase donated to the BASE Camp Childrens Cancer Foundation. Bartlett loves every aspect of fashion but is particularly inter ested in the business side. Her dream is to become a full-time fashion blogger in New York, acting as a stylist, merchandiser, editor, creative director and publicist all at once. Fashion interests me because it is ever-changing, and everyone has their own take on it, Bartlett said. The combination of creativity and business is fascinating to me.The combination of creativity and business is fascinating to me. Kate BartlettTROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORWith Orange County School Board elections coming up on Aug. 28, locals got their first chance to hear candidates for the open Orange County Public School Board chair seat debate multiple issues in a forum Monday, July 23. Held at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Maitland, the event started with a 30 minute meet-and-great between candidates running for open district seats and members of the community before jumping into the main forum, which featured Orange County Technical College Assistant Director Matthew Fitzpatrick, current Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and current District 6 representative Nancy Robbinson. A fourth candidate, Robert Prater, did not attend the forum. Sponsored by the Autism Society of Greater Orlando and Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida, most of the questions asked through the night focused on children with special needs, while a few others were in regard to topics such as bully prevention and keeping kids in the publicschool system. To start the night, candidates were asked what they would do to make regular-ed classrooms more inclusive for special-needs students. One of the obstacles for teachers being welcoming to special needs students to some extent is fear of the unknown and not really knowing if they have the abilities to welcome that child and manage their success, so I think education is a really impor tant part of it, Jacobs said. Its also important that you prepare the regular-ed students, because theyre not use to seeing children that maybe look a little differ ent or act a little different. But one thing that Ive come to know from this generation is that they are really capable of welcoming students. Robbinson followed up Jacobs answer with stats that OCPS has kept regarding the issue and noted the county had been mov ing in a positive direction the past several years. Fitzpatrick, who has a son with a learning disability, concurred but said he believes it all starts with teaching good discipline in and out of the home. The following question, which focused on the topic of bully prevention, was one of the more passion-fueled discussions of the night. Each candidate sees the issue being one of the most important with helping make school fun and safe for specialneeds students. Students with special needs need to have adult supervision we need to have someone watching out for them and hearing for them all the time, Robbinson said. If you have any issues with your children being bullied, that is totally unacceptable. OCPS strives to do right by students every day. Jacobs seconded Robbinson adding it was an issue that needed to be addressed not just on a school level but also on a broader level. She said teachers need to be more aware of the situations and serve as role models for students. With personal experience with seeing his son bullied at school, Fitzpatrick offered up a concept that he would like to see implemented in the classroom. They have to have a bully prevention stump speech for their classroom for why we need to take care of everyone, why every one is important, and why we dont treat people this way, he said. Teachers have to see these behaviors and address them, because they are the ones that are in the classroom observing whats going on and they have to know whats happening. Candidates also fielded ques tions regarding state legislation on charter schools and standardized testing, while the big issues of boosting the number of special-needs teachers and keeping kids in the public-education system were hot topics of debate. All three candidates agreed of all the solutions to grow the special needs program in Florida, supporting teachers and helping them any way was the best bet to keep moving forward. Teachers are not driven by pay, and (Exceptional Student Education) teachers are defi nitely not driven by pay, Jacobs said. Pay matters ... but respect and appreciation matters more. Passion for fashion Candidates for Orange County School Board chair face o in forum IF YOU GOBLOOMINGDALES TEEN BACKTOSCHOOL FASHION SHOW WHEN: 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 WHERE: Womens Ready to Wear, Bloomingdales, The Mall at Millenia, 4152 Conroy Road, Orlando INFORMATION: bit. ly/2A4DrFL RSVP: Seating for the fashion show is limited. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 1 to reserve your seat: blogger Kate Bartlett will host and emcee a fashion show at The Mall at Millenia.Courtesy photoKate Bartlett aims to turn her love for style and beauty tips into a career. Nancy Robbinson Matthew Fitzpatrick Teresa Jacobs


4 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. Friedrich Hayek Road to Serfdom, 1944 WINTER PARK/MAITLAND O bserver 2018 The Observer Media Group Inc. All Rights Reserved Observer Media Group Inc. 1970 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468 Editor and CEO / Matt Walsh Vice President / Lisa Walsh Chairman / David Beliles Publishers of the Longboat Observer, East County Observer, Sarasota Observer, Siesta Key Observer, Palm Coast Observer, Plant City Times & Observer, Ormond Beach Observer, West Orange Times & Observer, Windermere Observer, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Business Observer, Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record, Jacksonville Realty-Builder Connection, LWR Life Magazine, Season Magazine WINTER PARK/ MAITLAND OBSERVER The Winter Park/Maitland Observer (USPS #00-6186) is published by the Observer Media Group, 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, Fl., 32789. Pe riodical postage paid at Winter Park, Florida. POSTMASTER send ad dress changes to the Winter Park/ Maitland Observer 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, FL, 32789. TO ADVERTISE For display or digital advertising, call Publisher Jackie Fanara at (407) 401-9929. For classied advertising, call (407) 401-9929. Our fax number is (407) 656-6075. LEGAL ADVERTISING To place a legal notice for Orange County, please call Kim Martin at (407) 654-5500 or email to SEND US YOUR NEWS Let us know about your events, celebra tions and achievements. Send your infor mation via email to Michael Eng, meng@ Mailed letters must be typed and include the authors signature and phone number. Letters to the editor are subject to editing. TO SUBSCRIBE The Winter Park/Maitland Observer is published weekly, on Fridays. Subscrip tions are $40 per year ($50 outside of Orange County). To subscribe for mailed home delivery, call (407) 401-9929; email to; visit; or visit our oce, 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, FL, 32789. Publisher / Jackie Fanara, Executive Editor / Michael Eng, Design Editor / Jessica Eng, Associate Editor / Troy Herring, Associate Editor / Tim Freed, Black Tie Editor / Danielle Hendrix, Black Tie Reporter / Harry Sayer, Multimedia Sales Executive / Laura Rubio, Administrative Assistant / Janice Carrion, Creative Services Administrator / Marjorie Holloway, Creative Services Coordinator / Christine Galan, Advertising Graphic Designers / Thom Gravelle, Shawna Polana, Luis Trujillo, Allison Wampole TROY HERRING ASSOCIATE EDITOR I t takes a lot to be a beauty queen. The countless hours spent on community service and com petition all seem to blend in, and the spotlights can get awfully hot. It can be overwhelming. Many women looking to make it into events such as the Miss USA Pageant have prepared for years for that singular moment of being crowned. But for Winter Park resident and first time competitor Jazzmyn Iglesias, the decision to compete is spontaneous, derived from a love of helping those around her, especially children dealing with autism. Theres a lot going on with the platform, but if I were to sum up all of the interviews, and all of the community engagement and all of the nonprofits and everything, Im actually very excited to take this task head on, Iglesias said. Im nervous, because with anything there comes a lot of responsibility, but Im just so excited for the entire process. Like every competitor, the new Miss Winter Park will run with a platform of her choosing, and the decision to focus on autism aware ness was incredibly simple given Iglesias career as a board certified behavioral analyst. Her passion for helping kids started during her time as a stu dent at Rollins College, where a 2011 field trip to the Quest Kids Academy changed her life. I ended up staying there for two hours seeing how the thera pists were making actual, real-life improvements in the children and in the lives of families, Iglesias said. I got to speak with the fami lies to see how important it was to them. Right after the end of the two hours I said, This is what I want to do for the rest of my life. Since that epiphany seven years ago, Iglesias now holds two degrees in psychology and enjoys her time helping kids as a behavioral analyst. A FAMILY AFFAIR Her work with children isnt the only epiphany that has led her to new places. Her entrance into the Miss Florida USA Pageant was a moment of happenstance, as well. One day while sitting on the couch with her mom, who was visiting from out of town, a com mercial for the Miss Florida USA Pageant came on. The commercial inspired a train of thought which included an idea of how to get her mother, who is disabled, to move down to Florida so Iglesias could help look after her. I told my mom, OK, if you want to come back down to Florida, and if its something youre interested in, and if youre willing to do X, Y and Z, and help me out with this, Ill apply to Miss Florida, Iglesias said. So it started off as a way to get my mother motivated and to get her really involved with some of the stuff that Im doing she does have a disability, so Im trying to get her involved as much as possible. After applying and taking up the mantle of Miss Winter Park, Igle sias set out to try and learn as much as she could in the time that she had before the competition Nov. 4. As someone who had never com peted in a pageant before, Iglesias turned to a good friend she had made in the ballroom dance class she takes who happens to be a former Miss Florida winner. Thanks to the words of wisdom from her friend, the new Miss Win ter Park took on a pageant coach in Tampa who has helped her learning the ins-and-outs of the competi tion which includes everything from preparing for interviews to diets and nutritions to be ready for the swimsuit portion. By the end of this month Igle sias also will participate in a sort of pageant university organized by her coach. There, she and a group of other ladies will go out to Tampa to sit down with coaches who have won competitions think of it as a bootcamp for pageant queens. While the training itself will con tinue for the next four-and-a-half months and play a vital role in her time as Miss Winter Park, Iglesias is just as if not, more interest ed in helping her community and enjoying a new experience. One thing that Im actually really excited about is just using the platform that was the most exciting thing for me, using the platform for good, Iglesias said. And its an entirely new learn ing area for me. I think the whole process of really figuring out what these girls are really about and what the competition is really about ver sus what everyone thinks it is, is whats more exciting to me. initially being pitched in 2015 and modified after a Planning and Zoning public hearing in Decem ber 2017. An additional Planning and Zoning hearing in June result ed in five more modifications. Two of those the Enzian providing enhanced safety measures to a proposed crosswalk on Magno lia Avenue and signage directing patrons to park at the Park Mait land School were incorporated by city staff into the ordinance. The theater also agreed to an easement with the Park Maitland school next door for additional parking on its property. More than 20 Maitland and Orlando citizens spoke both in support and opposition of the expansion. Those against the development raised concerns about inadequate parking lead ing to cars in the surrounding neighborhoods; the proposed tree lines being insufficient in block ing light; the impermanent park ing deal with the Park Maitland school; and increased traffic. The goal in mind is bring more people onto the land and keeping them longer so they can enjoy the concessions and the restaurant and the bar, said Thomas Kane, a Maitland resident who lives near the Enzian. That means after the movie, they stay in their parking spots and (with) the next group in, there isnt a turnover. Its a good institution, itll remain a good institution, but what they want to do is going to place an intolerable burden on the community. Many in favor of the addition spoke to the Enzians cultural and economic impact for the city. City staff presented council member with three options. They could approve the development plan outright; approve with a few amendments of their own; or deny the plan entirely. Council unanimously approved the motion. The public hearing and action date will be held on Monday, Aug. 13. MILLAGE RATE Council members decided on setting the rolled back millage as 4.0261, setting the proposed oper ating millage rate as 4.3453 and the proposed voted debt millage rate as .3150 for the 2018 tax year. Per city documents, the majority vote millage rate is the citys adjusted rolled back millage multiplied by the change in per capita income. We still (have) millions and millions of dollars to spend on aging infrastructure, Mayor Dale McDonald said. Theres no excuse for them to be in the con dition they are today, but they are because people up here never bothered to do the difficult thing and spent money on things that arent sexy and dont make any body look good. If we have to spend an extra buck or two now to make it right, so be it. The council approved the three motions. As the meetings deci sion was only a setup in compli ance with the Truth in Milage Compliance program, a public hearing for the budget and mill age rates will be held on Monday, Sept. 10. APPOINTMENTS The City Council made a number of nominations for city boards ear ly on in the meeting. Grey Squires Binford was reappointed to the Board of Adjustment and Appeals for a new three-year term, and Cliff Tate was nominated to the Transportation Advisory Board following Luis Hevias departure from the position. Councilwoman Bev Reponen urged citizens to apply for city boards such as the Transportation Advisory Board given the citys issues with traffic. IN OTHER NEWS The City Council authorized a contract with Hubbard/ Orlando Paving to resurface existing city pavements. The streets picked for the 2018 scal year are Thistle Lane, Howell Branch Road, Mojave Trail, George Avenue, Pawnee Trail, Manor Road, Mohawk Trail and Cypress Lane. The update is budgeted for $336,000. Maitland leaders approved contracts with True North Emergency and DRC Emer gency Services Manage ment for emergency debris monitoring and removal for the city, respectively. Custom Tree Care Disaster Response Inc. will serve as backup to DRC if the company is unable to perform. Enzian expansion considered CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Meet the 2018 Miss Winter Park (Entering the competition) started o as a way to get my mother motivated and to get her really involved with some of the stu that Im doing she does have a disability, so Im trying to get her involved as much as possible. Jazzmyn Iglesias Troy Herring




6 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 Allison Olcsvay Three years ago, Georgia Ellison was facing the same prognosis that she has watched her mother suer with for de cades. The progressive osteopenia would someday develop into osteoporosis, bringing on devastating broken bones and pain. My mother is 93 now, and Ive watched her suer so much; I just dont want that to happen to me, Ellison said. Medication to strengthen her bones never produced signicant results, and after years of taking them, she decided to try a new course of action. Following the recommendation of a friend she signed on with Elite Strength and Fitness of Winter Park and began following a twice-weekly strength-training regimen designed to increase her muscle mass and bone density. At her next DEXA scan to measure density, Ellisons doctor noticed a big change and she was able to stop taking her medication. Success stories like Ellisons dont come easy though; it took months of intense workouts with the guidance of personal trainers to get there. At 64, Les Rinehart, one of Elites trainers, knows the challenges his clients face. After 33 years in the tness industry, the former strength coach for the Charlotte Hornets retired in 2007, only to come out of retirement a few years ago to join Elite be cause, he said, he saw the value in what they oered their clients. The equip ment here is top of the line and the techniques produce results like no other, Rinehart said. At Elite, education is as important as the equipment. Be fore clients spend anytime working out, they share their medical history, goals and concerns with trainers who develop a plan that covers time inside and outside of the gym. Clients needs are evaluated and we give them a detailed analysis of what they need to do, especially at home, to accomplish their goals, said owner Monte Mitchell. Homework might include keeping food and exercise journals to learn more about their habits, especially if weight loss is a goal. The gym also oers a 12-week group nutrition workshop to their members, guaranteeing results for their clients, provided they follow all the recommendations made during their consultation. 70-year-old physician Dr. Maria Bors has been a client of Elite for seven years and nds that training there ts quite nicely into her busy lifestyle. The 20-minute workouts are easy for me to t in and I nd them easy to commit to, Bors said. Rather than working out with sweaty, bulked-up gym rats, Elites clients nd an almost Zen-like atmosphere, with trainers attentive to their every motion. Speaking in tones of calm assurance, trainers oer equal parts encouragement and challenge, pushing clients to new levels. The workouts are physically demanding, but not in the way one might expect. Motions are slow and intensely controlled, demanding maximum eort from muscles while barely breaking a sweat. Many clients dont even change out of oce clothes, Rinehart said. They simply dont need to. Before beginning with Elite, Bors suffered from daily back pain, but after just a few months in the gym, she experienced a noticeable change in pain levels and now rarely suers at all. Its been remarkable for me, she said. I can feel how strong I am, especially when I am traveling carrying luggage. I have a strength I never had before. The strength training is very good for preventing bone loss, said Bors, which is something we all need as we age.ADVERTORIAL 407-740-7750 1312 Palmetto Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 www.elitestrengthandtness.comMention this ad for a free consultation. You can schedule this consultation by calling Elite Strength & Fitness at 407-740-7750Strength training at any age can help improve muscle mass and bone density 279228 11th-consecutive year. The millage rate is the amount per $1,000 of property value used to calculate local property taxes, and property-tax revenue is the single largest contribu tor to general fund revenues for Winter Park (39% of total rev enues). Every quarter of a mill increase or decrease in the rate would change annual revenue by $1.4 million. But City Commissioner Peter Weldon said its time to mix things up. Winter Park is in healthy financial shape, and so it makes sense to lower the millage rate and offer residents a small tax relief, he said. Weldon proposed to lower the millage rate to 4.0 mills, which equals about $510,000 in less revenue for the city. Theres a point at which we have to respect the taxpayers contribution to the successes weve had and note that the tax revenues have increased over $6 million in the past three years, Weldon said. Theres a point that I dont think we should spend every penny, especially when weve been able to make such substantial improvements to the city, as well as build our reserves to the 30% standard that we established. Ultimately the rate was ten tatively approved at the same existing rate of 4.0923 mills by a vote of 4-1, with Weldon dis senting. CIVIC CENTER TREES City Manager Randy Knight also took a moment to update com missioners on the possibility of preserving the trees surround ing the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center. With the facility set for demo lition to make way for a new library and event center, resi dent Todd Weaver approached the City Commission during its June 25 meeting about removing the trees and preserving them for replanting once the new build ings are finished. Knight told the City Commis sion that there are 61 total trees currently at the site that would have to be removed. Thirty-two of the 61 trees are in good shape, with 19 of those sitting in the 30to 40-inch range costing about $51,000 each to move. Six of the trees falling in the 18to 26-inch range would cost $24,000 apiece to move, and seven of the trees fall below 18 inches and would cost $18,000 each to move. If you did all of those, it would be about $1.2 million, Knight said. By comparison, the cost of a new 6-inch tree is about $1,850, Knight said. City Arborist Dru Dennison also added although trees wont be moved unless they have a good chance of survival, theres no guarantee that theyd survive once moved. City Commissioner Greg Seidel said the city should con sider moving the most sig nificant trees, such as the one directly behind the Civic Center that many couples have gotten married under over the years. City staff was directed to get more cost estimates on moving the trees. MURAL REGULATIONS Winter Park Commissioners also made a final vote that removed language that restricts the size of murals on the outside of build ings throughout the city. Before the change, language in the citys codes outlined that artwork painted on a wall shall be limited to one single faade only on the first floor on each side directly facing a street and shall not cover more than 45% of the first floor of that wall or sign able area. The City Commission voted to remove that percentage. IN OTHER NEWS Commissioners approved an ordinance to amend the Comprehensive Plan text and maps to enable Central Business District Future Land Use on the property at 338 W. Morse Blvd., and to amend the Future Land Use designation from Oce to Central Business District on the property at 338 W. Blvd. The commission approved an ordinance to amend zon ing and enable the approval of Commercial (C-2) district zoning on the property at 338 W. Morse Blvd., and to amend the ocial Zoning Map to change from Oce (O-1) district zoning to Com mercial (C2) on the property at 338 W. Morse Blvd. Commissioners gave a conditional-use approval to convert the existing twostory oce building into ve residential condominiums and build a new three-story building with three condo miniums on the property at 338 W. Morse Blvd. City talks taxes WINTER PARK SATURDAY, JULY 28 BARK IN THE PARK 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, at Lake Baldwin Park, 2000 S. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park. The Parks & Recreation Departments Family Fun Pro gram will host Bark in the Park, where children of all ages will make no bake dog treats and hand them out to dogs visiting the park. For more informa tion, call (407) 599-3342 WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1 2018 WINTER PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE POLITICAL MINGLE 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Fields BMW, 963 Wymore Road, Winter Park. Join the chamber for its Political Mingle at Fields BMW of Winter Park, which will include a seasonal candidate forum and straw poll to raise awareness for lo cal elections. Hobnob with the candidates for local elections, cast your straw poll vote and mingle with elected ocials and community leaders. Cost is $25 to $225. For more infor mation, call (407) 644-8281. FRIDAY, AUG. 3 FLICKS ON THE FAIRWAY 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Winter Park Golf Course, 761 Old England Ave., Winter Park. The Parks & Recreation Departments Family Fun Program and the Winter Park Golf Course have teamed up to plan a movie night at the golf course. This screening of Back to the Future is free, and popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more informa tion, call (407) 599-3342. MAITLAND FRIDAY, JULY 27 YOGA AT THE MAITLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY 4:30 p.m. Fridays at Maitland Public Library, 501 Maitland Ave. S., Maitland. Let Jenny Blackburn help you destress from the week and refresh for the weekend. Take your own mat, towel and water bottle. For more information, call (407) 647-7700. SUNDAY, JULY 29 MAITLAND FARMERS MARKET 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at Lake Lily Park, 701 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland. Browse through a section of fresh produce and other items at this weekly farmers market in Maitland. For more informa tion, visit Maitland Farmers Market on Facebook. MONDAY, JULY 30 EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce oce, 110 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. The chambers education commit tee will hold its monthly meet ing. For more information, visit business.maitlandchamber. com. COLLEGE PARK SUNDAY, JULY 29 COLLEGE PARK FARMERS MARKET 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at Infusion Tea, 1600 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. Browse local produce and goods at this dog-friendly farmers market in College Park every week. For more, visit CollegeParkFarmersMarket. YOUR CALENDAR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


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Judge Jenifer Harris, I am writing this letter because I am disappointed in the way this case was conducted and by your lack of compassion for my family. Your decision shocked not only our family but also many citizens who were waiting for justice for Roger, a respectful boy with a life full of plans for his future. I feel as if the fact that these people have ruined Rogers life is not an important thing, and it (shames) me. You had in your hand a consistent case full of facts that left no doubt as to the dangerousness of these people, but you preferred to refer to a murder (as) silly. You said you did not know what was right for this case, and I believe its not unusual for 15-year-old murderers. The normal thing is that at 15, you start to worry about your future, what career you would like to pursue, sports, meet ings with friends, girls, things in life, healthy things. These people (on that Saturday were) looking for a victim, and they found it. But you did not take it into account. You preferred to believe in (a) lack of mental capacity to give credibility to (the) verdict. Simeon Hall (had) a list of disciplinary problems at school that included bully ing and fighting. During the trial, you vetoed the testimony of a girl who heard Hall say at school that he was going to have a fight that week end. That same Simeon Hall hit a homeless (person) after the fight in which Roger was murdered. Finally, he took the monitor from his leg and went to a square and hit another very strong boy, and this is the second crime for which he responds. Yet you think Simeon Hall is not a teenager (who is either) violent (or) dangerous. That claim you made on the testi mony of a doctor who claimed Hall has an immature mind a person before giving his testimony came to me crying and apologizing for what he was going to say, saying he did not agree with what they were doing. At that time, I did not understand, but today, seeing what happened, I think the doctors were taken to court at the last minute to get those people out of jail. Jesse Sutherland (had) numerous disciplinary prob lems at WPHS that included fights and bullying. He was convicted by the jury at the trial as my sons murderer. It was he who, with his hatred and rage, delivered a mortal blow to Roger. The force of this punch ruptured the vein in his neck, soaking his brain with blood and (making him brain dead) minutes later. This punch was compared to a violent car accident by the medical examiner. Im sure this is enough to sentence him (as an adult), but again, this was downplayed by the psycholo gist. I feel like youre compar ing Rogers violent death to a supermarket robbery, and it makes me devastated, because I feel theres no justice on your side. While my son was dying on the ground, they spat on him and went to celebrate. So I ask you: What kind of person is capable of committing such cruelty to a smaller-sized boy and then running away? They are not children. You compared the families of the defendants with my family. Well, we came from a family where our children were raised in an environment of great love and care it was not for noth ing that Roger was an exem plary boy in his attitude and dear by all who knew him. You said they were all good fami lies like Rogers family. Never compare those people to my family again, because I felt very offended. For me, they are not examples of good families. The fact is, what kind of families are these that for almost two years have never bothered to apologize? The only remorse they are showing today is that they are afraid of having to pay in jail for this murder. The state allows 15-yearolds to drive a vehicle with the permission of an apprentice or the parents. The state deter mines that a 15-year-old has the ability to make his own decisions. You heard what the doctors testified but did not bother to hear (from) Winter Park Police Chief Michael Deal, who asked for justice. He said in his testi mony that Hall and Sutherland should be arrested for what they did to Roger; that makes me believe they had knowledge for such a verdict. You used the words of my husband, who spoke with his heart, against him to dimin ish the sentence of the defen dants, and at last I feel myself wronged before your justice. ADRIANA T. TRINDADE, ROGER TRINDADES MOTHER LETTER TO THE EDITOR Adriana Trindade responds to verdict, sentencing Courtesy photo Its been more than 18 months since a violent incident took the life of 15-year-old Roger Trindade.


8 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 258967 August 5, 20185 Caring for Winter Parks Pets and Their People Since 19551601 Lee Road, Winter Park (407) 644-2676247851 281136 TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORIn preparation for the Aug. 28 primary, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will offer a chance to meet candidates in many of the areas races. Residents will have a chance to mingle with candidates running for state and county office at the 2018 Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Political Mingle and Straw Poll, which takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Fields BMW of Winter Park, 963 M. Wymore Road. The event ties into the chambers mission, Winter Park chamber President and CEO Betsy Gardner Eckbert said. Its a great, efficient way for people to meet candidates and kind of make up their own minds of how they want to vote, Gardner Eckbert said. Our mission is to convene people and ideas for the benefit of our businesses and our community, so its directly driven by our mission. We want to bring people together for issues that matter. Who we elect really matters not only to Winter Park but to Orange County. To facilitate the opportunity for people to meet all those candidates by themselves and to be able to communicate with them directly is really important, she said. One of the most significant parts of the mingle is the straw poll. Guests will have the chance to vote on official sample ballots from Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles. The poll not only gives candidates a chance to see how they are doing leading up to election time, but also it reinforces the act of voting for residents, Gardner Eckbert said. Voting is such an important Constitutional freedom that we exercise, she said. Anything that encourages voting and voter turnout is a really great thing. Voting is a directly correlated activity to making your community better. When you vote a lot, you have a better community. The chamber has hosted the event known by many residents as the hobnob for decades. Its also an event that comes at a critical time for candidates. Most candidates budget for this event when they start out, she said. My mom was a candidate several times, and she would put the hobnobs on the calendar and plan back from those.Winter Park Chamber set to host Political Mingle and Straw Poll IF YOU GOWINTER PARK CHAMBER POLITICAL MINGLE AND STRAW POLL WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 WHERE: Fields BMW of Winter Park, 963 M. Wymore Road, Winter Park INFORMATION: (407) 6448281 or visit winterpark.orgPARTICIPANTSU.S. REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 7 Mike Miller CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Jeremy Ring STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 30 Representative Bob Cortes STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 47 Anna Eskamani Mikaela Nix ORANGE COUNTY MAYOR Pete Clarke Jerry Demings Rob Panepinto ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF John Mina ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR Matthew Fitzpatrick Teresa Jacobs Nancy Robbinson ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 1 Angela Gallo Heather Traynham ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 6 Karen Castor Dentel COUNTY JUDGESHIP, GROUP 11 The Honorable Adam McGinnis Dori Miller Rivas NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDGE, GROUP 15 Je Ashton Howard Friedman NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDGE, GROUP 26 Tom Young NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDGE, GROUP 41 Dean Mosley Laura ShaerThe event will feature 22 elected ocials and candidates.


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 9 278421 278961 1801 E. Colonial Dr., Suite 112 Winter Parkers cool o at city Ice Cream Social Winter Park families enjoyed a sweet treat at the Ice Cream Social hosted by the citys Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, July 14, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park playground. The event was part of the citys Family Fun Program. TIM FREED Michael; Iggy, 4; Lola, 2; and Tosin Kaliszewski were all smiles when they got their ice cream. Marcus, 2; Harolynn; and Michael Coplin, 3, got together for a photo with their ice cream. Asher and Diana St. Claire had a great time at the social. Right: Gerin and Nora St. Claire, 16 months, enjoyed their ice cream.


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ARTS + CULTUREFRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COMA swell night for romance TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORLets fall in love. Thats the message behind Gigolo: The New Cole Porter Revue the production embarking on its world premiere at The Winter Park Playhouse and running through Sunday, Aug. 19. It was created by California play wright Paul Gilger and tells the story of a handsome playboy and his relationship with four beautiful women. At its heart, the production is a celebration of the music of Cole Porter and features 25 classic songs from the legendary composer and songwriter, including Its De-Lovely, Youre the Top, Lets Do It and more.Paul Gilgers Gigolo: The New Cole Porter Revue is now premiering at The Winter Park Playhouse.IF YOU GOGIGOLO: THE NEW COLE PORTER REVUE WHEN: Various showtimes through Sunday, Aug. 19 WHERE: The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 N. Orange Ave. Unit C, Winter Park INFORMATION: winterparkplay SEE PAGE 13The Winter Park Playhouse is opening its 2018-2019 Mainstage Series with Gigolo: The New Cole Porter Revue.Courtesy photo


12 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 266473 SATURDAY, JULY 28THE CONGLOMERATE 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. The Orlando-based jazz/funk/R&B/ fusion ensemble returns to the Bamboo. The group originated the Conglomerate Performance Series, a recurring concert series that served as the debut for the collective and drew a denitive line in the metaphoric sand separating them from the pack. The Conglomerate comprises musicians and producers who have created and contributed to works by LaRue Howard, Hananeel, Jazmin Ghent; performed with Tye Tribbett, Haley Reinhart (American Idol), The American Gospel Choir, Sisaundra Lewis (The Voice) and Disney ensembles. The band moves as a cohesive unit of old souls performing original music or standards with vivid passion and pure organic leanings that harken back to a time past. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit, JULY 29FUSION BEAT 8 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Central Floridas Latin jazz super group returns to the Bamboo. Dimas Sanchez, leader of Fusion Beat, began playing percussion and drum set in his native Puerto Rico. He started playing salsa music professionally at age 14. Later on, other inuences such as jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican folkloric music started shaping his musical taste. Dimas traveled to Florida in 1992 and immediately began working with rock, blues, jazz and Latin groups as a percussionist. Fusion Beat performs a variety of musical styles such as jazz, world music, Latin and funk. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit, JULY 30ARTCAMP AT CREALD SCHOOL OF ART SESSION 7 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday, July 30, through Thursday, Aug. 2, at Creald School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park. For students ages 9 to 13, this camp gives students the opportunity to spend full days making art in two dierent concentrations, with three media choices. Artists pick two of the three oered: painting/ drawing, photography or clay. Pick the two media of choice the rst day of camp. Supervision is provided until 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call (407) 671-1886. BACH FESTIVAL SOCIETY OF WINTER PARK CHOIR AUDITIONS 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the Keene Music Building, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. The Bach Festival Society will hold choir auditions at the campus of Rollins College. Candidates will be asked to sing scales, match pitch and do a sight-reading exercise. In addition, choir hopefuls must prepare one song that is classical in nature which can be a hymn and bring an extra copy of the music for the accompanist. Bach Festival Society Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. John V. Sinclair hears all auditions. For more information and to book an audition time, visit A COLE PORTER REVIEW Through Aug. 19, at the Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave. Suite C, Winter Park. An audience favorite from last years rst Florida Festival of New Musicals, Gigolo uses Cole Porter songs to tell the tale of a handsome playboy and his relationships. Inspired by the life of Porrio Rubirose, this musical revue features 25 Cole Porter classics, including Its De-Lovely, Youre The Top, Lets Do It and more. For showtimes and to buy tickets, visit winterparkplay HIS HENDERSON, ISRAEL & SIMPSON PROJECT On display through Dec. 31, on the second oor of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Visit the Hannibal Square Heritage Center to learn of Winter Parks African-American leaders Gus C. Henderson, Frank R. Israel and Walter B. Simpson. For more information, call (407) 539-2680. GALLERY TALKS ON REVIVAL AND REFORM ECLECTICISM IN THE 19TH CENTURY ENVIRONMENT 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Morse Museum, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Learn more about the rich diversity of styles, especially in leaded-glass windows, that made up the visual environment of the late-19th century in Europe and America. Space is limited, and there are no advance reservations. Free with admission. For more information, call (407) 645-5311. CELEBRATING 75 YEARS PATHWAYS OF AMERICAN ART AT THE MORSE MUSEUM Through Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Morse Museum, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. The Morse Museum opened its doors 75 years ago on Feb. 17, 1942, to provide the community with an opportunity to make art a part of their daily lives. Learn about the more than 60 objects in the exhibition, which include paintings, pottery, art glass and works on paper. Together, the works reect the range of the Morses collection and the values of the museum. Free with admission. For more information, call (407) 645-5311. Courtesy photo THIS WEEK


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 13 MUSIC AT THE CASASundays NOO N-3 P.M.BOOK YOUR EVENT Contact us at 407.628.8200 656 N PARK AVE WINTER PARK, FL CASAFELIZ.US OPEN HOUSETuesdays & Thursdays 10 A.M.-NOO N EXPERIENCE 280747 275218 HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE EDITORWhen people check out the 4Riv ers Sweet Shop bakery, they usually are looking to indulge never mind sugar or calories. But in July, Sweet Shop has been promoting a different kind of pastry one that will help diabetics and dieters make healthy choices while satisfying their cravings. 4Rivers and the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute have partnered to create the Red Vel-Fit cupcake, a new treat designed to give diabetics their sugar fix. The idea came about when 4Rivers creator and Winter Park resident John Rivers attended a Florida Hospital Dining with Diabetes dinner in June. He met with Florida Hospital registered dietitian Erica Hechler, who specializes in educating people about diabetes. Its often about the amount of carbohydrates thats consumed, Hechler said. A cupcake is going to contain flour, sugar, and those are carbohydrates. If we just look at cutting back, we can enjoy the same foods just in smaller por tion. Then the impact on the blood sugar wont be as much. Hechler teamed up with Jenny Herbert, executive pastry chef for the Sweet Shop, to come up with a health-conscious treat that would be aimed at those watching their sugar levels. The Red Vel-Fit has a chocolate body with white chocolate drizzled on top instead of a thick cream-cheese frosting. Rather than making the dessert with sugar and flavor substitutes as Herbert initially assumed was the way to go Hechler stressed that moderation in portions can be a healthier way to eat. She says many people she speaks to simply are having portions that are too large or uneven to be healthy. Instead, using less sugar, having smaller portions and focusing on the flavor is a better way to eat. Where the original Red Velvet recipe at the Sweet Shop would bake 12 cupcakes at a time, the Red Vel-Fit are baked into smaller sizes leading to 18 cupcakes a batch. Hechler and Herbert communicated through email and designed the cupcake together. Herbert said the Red Vel-Fit has 65% fewer calories, 67% fewer carbs and 32% less fat than the usual pastry. The finished product has been at the Sweet Shops in 4Rivers across Central Florida at $3. Herbert has been advertising the cakes with in-store signs and donated samples to the Florida Hospital to hand out at events. While the Red Vel-Fit is only on sale in July, Herbert said the experience has given her ideas for healthy snacks in the future. The goal with this cupcake was to let people know they can make small changes in their nutrition that make a big difference in our health, Hechler said. The hope with this recipe was to inspire the community to create their own lighter versions of their favorite dishes. Even just small tweaks can make a big difference. Our goal is to care for the whole person. Local fans may recognize the musical from last years Florida Festival of New Musicals, where one act was read before an audience without any set or costumes. Winter Park Playhouse Artistic Director Roy Alan said the response from the audience was tremendous for just that small glimpse of the show. Thats when The Winter Park Playhouse realized there was something special happening, he said. Its the brilliant way that (Paul) juxtaposed the music to tell the story, Alan said. Every time wed come back to a song at the right time, the audience would laugh. They followed the whole story, which was great. Following the festival the play house approached Gilger about putting on the show and having it open the 2018-2019 Mainstage Series. Gigolo now has been transformed into a complete musical with a soul and fleshed out characters, running for the very first time at The Winter Park Playhouse. It will carry the Play houses name wherever it goes next its even literally in the script. Anyone who caught a glimpse of the show at the festival in August 2017 is in for a real treat with the finished work, Alan said. If they liked it in the festival, they will absolutely fall in love with it, Alan said. Its a special opportunity for everyone involved, said Gilger, who first came into contact with the playhouse when it put on a production of another one of his works called Showtune! in 2016. To see Gigolo hit the stage with such a talented cast and working alongside the Playhouse has been incredible, Gilger said. It brings me to tears, he said. Without The Winter Park Play house, this show would be a piece of paper in my closet. I started it six years ago very modestly, and its life up until now has just been a very modest cabaret presentation. The show had gone as far as it could under my tutelage in California, and just to be part of the festival took it to the next level, he said. This is a dead show without The Winter Park Play house. The main character in the story the gigolo is inspired by the real life of Porfirio Rubirosa a Dominican diplomat, race car driver, polo player, socialite and international playboy. During his life from 1909 to 1965, he was linked romantically to countless New York heiresses, Hollywood actresses and European countesses. He was married five times, and among his spouses were two of the richest women in the world at the time. The one thing that sticks in my mind is, This guy had something, Alan said. I dont know if it was magnetic, chemical or what, but for this guy to be able to capture that many womens hearts. Something about this guy was almost like magic. The themes of romance and love are deeply woven into Gigolo, and its something audiences need to hear, Gilger said. This is where weve got to take the audience, because weve lost a lot of love in this world, Gilger said. Im so proud of Gigilo and what (The Winter Park Playhouse is) doing. This show has to be out there.All the taste without the guilt4Rivers has partnered with the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute for a new health-friendly cupcake. Courtesy PhotoThe Red Vel-Fit cupcake is on sale through July. Gigolo opens series Without The Winter Park Playhouse, this show would be a piece of paper in my closet. Paul Gilger, playwrightCourtesy photoCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11


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